Sheetal leads the Central Region Innovation Reliefs business and is also part of the firm's National Innovation Reliefs Senior Leadership team. Having specialised in this niche area since 2010, she has extensive experience in advising businesses (from start-ups to large corporates) across a range of sectors in making significant R&D and patent box claims. This enables her to have practical discussions with all levels within a business to ensure that claims are fully maximised, whilst also being robust and able to withstand scrutiny from HMRC.

Sheetal represents the firm on the HMRC R&D Consultative Committee, a steering group involving members of HMRC, HM Treasury and other stakeholders and have been involved in driving policy, inputting into the drafting of certain HMRC guidance on R&D and engaging with senior members of HMRC on matters of process.

Sheetal focuses on developing strong personal relationships based on trust and ensuring any advice adds real value. She believes the key to a successful business relationship is communication and a complete understanding of the business and future objectives.

Sheetal is very passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace at RSM and sit on the firm’s national EmbRACE group – our network to champion race equality. She strongly believes that everyone should have equal opportunity and receive the support they need to succeed and reach their potential at the firm regardless of their background, colour or religion. Through her personal experiences and knowledge, she wants to train the leaders of the future, encourage individuals within the firm from all backgrounds that RSM is a firm that can deliver on their aspirations and reflect our environment and clients.